Taking tune from “The Office,” man helps save woman’s life
TUCSON, Ariz. (AP) — A classic scene from a decade-old episode of "The Office" helped an Arizona mechanic save an unconscious woman's life.
Carell, ‘Office’ producers reteam for ‘Space Force’ comedy
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Steve Carell is starring in a new workplace comedy that could be out of this world.
Netflix said Wednesday that Carell is re-teaming with "The Office" producers Greg Daniels and Howard Klein on the series "Space Force."
It's about the people assigned to create a sixth branch of the armed services focused on space, the streaming service said.
Carol Burnett gets inaugural Globes prize for TV achievement
BEVERLY HILLS, Calif. (AP) — More than 50 years after Carol Burnett became the first woman to host a variety sketch show, a stint that would last 11 years and make her a household name, the 85-year-old accepted the very first Carol Burnett Award for lifetime achievement in television at the Golden Globes on Sunday.
"I am really gobsmacked by this," the emotional comedic icon said after accepting the award from fellow TV legend Steve Carell.
My First Award: Steve Carell
Correction: Film-Chalamet and Carell story
TORONTO (AP) — In a story Oct. 10 about the film "Beautiful Boy," The Associated Press erroneously attributed a quote about drug use by Timothee Chalamet's character to Steve Carell.
A corrected version of the story is below:
Carell and Chalamet on bonding for the film 'Beautiful Boy'
Steve Carell and Timothee Chalamet both knew the addiction drama "Beautiful Boy" hinged on the father-son relationship
Film Review: A timely story of addiction in ‘Beautiful Boy’
Relapse is part of recovery. That's what one doctor in "Beautiful Boy " tells David Sheff (Steve Carell), the distraught father of a teenage son, Nic (Timothee Chalamet), who has been dabbling in alcohol, weed, cocaine, heroin and crystal meth, and has become an addict.
Carrell, Chalamet premiere ‘Beautiful Boy’
A year later, Timothee Chalamet is again turning heads
TORONTO (AP) — A year after his breakthrough performance in "Call Me By Your Name," Timothee Chalamet — now a seasoned veteran at the age of 22 — is again the toast of the fall film festival circuit.
Though there were few doubters after Chalamet became the youngest best-actor Oscar nominee in almost 80 years, the young actor's performance in the father-son addiction drama "Beautiful Boy" has resolutely confirmed Chalamet as one of the most talented actors of his generation.
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Films starring Timothee Chalamet and Hugh Jackman as well as Bradley Cooper's directorial debut "A Star Is Born" with Lady Gaga are among the selections announced Tuesday for this year's Toronto International Film Festival.
"Beautiful Boy" stars Chalamet and Steve Carell and will be one of several films having their world premiere at the festival, a launching pad for Hollywood's awards season.
Rumors that Steve Carell was touring UW-Madison blew up campus social media Monday
Rumors on social media that Steve Carell was touring UW-Madison set the campus abuzz Monday afternoon, with some students reporting sightings and others searching the school grounds for the comedian.
One Twitter user tweeted a video that purported to show Carell, sporting a beard and wearing a ballcap and sunglasses, walking outside Strada at the Memorial Union. We couldn't confirm the video one way or the other, so you be the judge:
Cranston: Carell and Fishburne ‘ultimate pros’
‘The Last Jedi,’ ‘Three Billboards’ among AARP nominees
NEW YORK (AP) — "Star Wars: The Last Jedi" hasn't been mentioned much in this year's awards season, but it's among the nominees for AARP The Magazine's 17th annual Movies for Grownups Awards.
Oscar contenders are also in the mix. Besides "The Last Jedi," nominees for best film include "Get Out," ''Lady Bird," ''The Shape of Water" and "Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri."
A revival of "The Office" is said to be in the works for NBC, but Steve Carell won't be returning as Michael Scott.
According to reports from various entertainment sources, the network is looking to follow up on the success of its "Will & Grace" reboot with a return to the offices of Dunder Mifflin in Scranton.
They’re back. Agnes, Edith, Margo, Gru and all the Minions return for another fun-filled adventure.
The girls now have a mom in Lucy, and the family is happy and well-adjusted -- as well adjusted as they can be. After all, they’re not your average family. “Despicable Me 3” is a fun sequel for everyone.
KANKAKEE — Harbor House will be hosting its second annual The Best of the Second City fundraiser Jan. 27 at the Majestic Theater, 150 N. Schuyler Ave., Kankakee.
Last year, the fundraiser brought in $11,219 to go toward Harbor House of Kankakee and Iroquois counties.
This performance will feature a compilation of the best songs and sketches from the last 50-plus years of comedic history.
List of nominees for the Screen Actors Guild Awards
WEST HOLLYWOOD, Calif. (AP) — A list of the nominees for the 24th annual Screen Actors Guild Awards, announced Wednesday in West Hollywood, California:
Actor: Timothee Chalamet, "Call Me By Your Name," James Franco, "The Disaster Artist," Daniel Kaluuya, "Get Out," Gary Oldman, "Darkest Hour" and Denzel Washington, "Roman J. Israel, ESQ."
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Movie Minute: ‘The Disaster Artist,’ ‘Just Getting Started’ hit theaters
Movie Minute: 'The Disaster Artist,' 'Just Getting Started' hit theaters
CLEVELAND, Ohio -- With "Star Wars: The Last Jedi" set to hit theaters a week from today, studios have been tiptoeing around that behemoth of a film's Dec. 15 release date.
So, this weekend we get "The Disaster Artist," the true story about the making of "The Room," known as the best worst film ever made. Also, Morgan Freeman and Tommy Lee Jones team up in the senior citizen action comedy "Just Getting Started."
Review: Strong cast, strong views raise ‘Last Flag’
Steve Carell, Bryan Cranston and Laurence Fishburne are solid as Vietnam vets on a mission in Richard Linklater's latest
A road trip becomes a soul-baring journey for three Vietnam veterans in Richard Linklater's timely, telling comic-drama "Last Flag Flying."
'Last Flag Flying' at half-staff (review)
CLEVELAND, Ohio -- Production notes for "Last Flag Flying" say that it is a sequel to the 1973 film "The Last Detail," directed by Hal Ashby and starring Jack Nicholson and Randy Quaid. Both were based on novels by Darryl Ponicsan, who co-wrote the "Last Flag" script with director Richard Linklater.
Does it matter that a film is a sequel to a movie that is 44 years old and most audiences won't remember anyway? Not really. It hardly bears mentioning.
Carell, Cranston and Fishburne rally to the cause in ‘Last Flag Flying’
Films about the brotherhood of veterans have a built-in appeal. They are better still when they are smart here and there, sassy from time to time and contain some meaningful insights. That sums up Last Flag Flying. Its not splashy, but its more than enough. Its melancholy about what war does to men, but never feels the need to cue sad, sentimental music.
Richard Linklater has long had an interest in the travails of young suburban men lurching through life's changes.
From "Slacker" to "Dazed and Confused," "Boyhood" to "Everybody Wants Some," he has been their chronicler, if not their cheerleader.
In “Last Flag Flying,” Steve Carell, Bryan Cranston and Laurence Fishburne play old friends who come together in the face of tragedy.
When Larry “Doc” Shepherd (Carell) learns his son was killed while serving overseas, he enlists the help of his estranged Vietnam friends to help him retrieve his son’s body and take it back to his home for burial.
“I think the honesty of the storytelling is what first drew me to it,” Cranston told CNN.
Working with Linklater ‘a dream’ for Carell
Steve Carell’s ‘not great’ tennis talents
"Balls" has arrived at the perfect moment.
The play about the battle of the sexes between Billie Jean King and Bobby Riggs, at Stages Repertory Theatre through Oct. 29, comes hot off the heels of the film starring Emma Stone and Steve Carell exploring the same historical event. The production is a reminder that history took place in our backyard, at the Astrodome. And though the match took place in 1973, the issues wrapped around it feel disturbingly of the moment.
Tickets are now on sale for the 26th Philadelphia Film Festival, taking place Oct. 18-29 on four theater screens in Center City.
This week in art-house cinema: Dench plays the queen, punk music in Tulsa and Monty Python
Judi Dench plays another English queen, Bobby plays Billie Jean King, and a documentary look at the evolution of punk music in Tulsa are among many highlights in speciality cinema this week.
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"Victoria and Abdul": Judi Dench re-teams with her “Philomena” director (Stephen Frears of “The Queen”) for this historical drama about England’s Queen Victoria forging a surprising friendship with a young clerk from India.
Billie Jean King says she’s upset with women who voted Trump
NEW YORK (AP) — Tennis icon Billie Jean King is not mincing words about the many white women who voted for Donald Trump, saying they "really don't like themselves."
King, who led the fight for equal pay for women in tennis, also says she feels there is more misogyny now than when she defeated Bobby Riggs in the famous "Battle of the Sexes" match in 1973, the subject of the new movie starring Emma Stone and Steve Carell.
Carell: Bobby Riggs was just a showman
How a tennis player became a ‘Battle of the Sexes’ actress
LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — She might be known as a two-time Kentucky tennis champ, but Lauren Kline now has a new title: Hollywood actress.
It's kind of a funny story how the former North Oldham High School player ended up starring alongside A-listers Emma Stone and Steve Carell in "Battle of the Sexes."
Kline was originally supposed to be the tennis-playing body double for Stone but ended up looking more like actress Jessica McNamee, who portrays tennis champ Margaret Court in the movie.
Emma Stone, Steve Carell serve up 1973 match in ‘Battle of the Sexes’
The whole world watched in 1973 as 29-year-old Billie Jean King, reigning queen and No.?1 player of the women’s tennis circuit, faced off in the Houston Astrodome against 55-year-old former Wimbledon champion and greedy court jester Bobby Riggs, who claimed he could still beat any woman player in the world. Some may recall how windbag former tennis champion John McEnroe recently revived this line of thinking about male and female athletes when he made a remark downgrading Serena Williams.
In ‘Battle of the Sexes,’ King passes a baton to Emma Stone
TORONTO (AP) — Walking through a tunnel alongside Billie Jean King at the grounds of the U.S. Open, Emma Stone gasped at the size of its main court.
A quarter of London Film Festival lineup directed by women
LONDON (AP) — A quarter of the features in this year's London Film Festival lineup were directed by women, organizers said Thursday as they revealed the schedule for the October extravaganza.
The dearth of female filmmakers at major festivals has drawn much criticism. The Venice Film Festival, running to Sept. 9, has just one woman among 21 directors competing for the main prize.
"Spider-Man: Homecoming" NEW
Fresh off his adventures with the Avengers, Peter Parker adjusts to life as a webslinger and faces off against the villainous Vulture. With Tom Holland, Michael Keaton, Zendaya, Jon Favreau, Donald Glover. Written by Jonathan Goldstein & John Francis Daley and Jon Watts & Christopher Ford and Chris McKenna & Erik Sommers. Directed by Watts. (2:13) PG-13.
LOS ANGELES (AP) — The Minions are still a box office force and original stories are scoring big, but not the R-rated comedy — even with Will Ferrell and Amy Poehler behind it.
Studio estimates on Sunday say that Universal Pictures and Illumination's "Despicable Me 3" earned $75.4 million over the weekend, while the former Saturday Night Live stars' gambling comedy "The House" burned down.
An installment so uninspired even the Minions aren’t much fun, “Despicable Me 3” starts with a duo of fart jokes and heads metaphorically, if not anatomically, downward from there.
All I can say is: Bring back Dr. Nefario (Russell Brand).
One of the many — and we mean many — subplots in "Despicable Me 3" is about a girl's obsession with finding a unicorn. The adorable tot spends her waking hours wishing and hoping and dreaming, and she comes close — but in the end what she finds is a sweet little goat. It's very cute, and it does the trick — but it's still, you know, a goat.
IRISH AYES: If anyone’s asking — and they did — Acton’s own Steve Carell is all for filming the third installment of “Anchorman” in Ireland. Carell, in London for the premiere of “Despicable Me 3,” told RTE Entertainment “After my experience in Dublin at the premiere, yes, I could see that happening,” he said. “I could see us shooting ‘Anchorman’ in Ireland. We were so embraced when we were there for the premiere. (It was) an unforgettable day.” “Despicable Me 3” opens Friday.
NEW YORK (AP) — Richard Linklater's "The Last Flag Flying" will open the 55th New York Film Festival.
The latest from Linklater is described as a "lyrical road movie." It stars Steve Carell, Bryan Cranston and Laurence Fishburne as a trio of Navy veterans who reunite to bury the son of Carell's character, who has been killed in the Iraq War. It's conceived of as a kind of sequel to 1973's "The Last Detail," with Jack Nicholson.
Steve Carell believes the world "needs to see" lighthearted movies.
The 54-year-old actor - who is largely known for appearing in comedy features - has said that in the current political climate where many people are concerned about the state of the world around them, there is a definite place for movies that "express the decency of human behaviour".
Sam Raimi and Marc Webb turned down directing DC Extended Universe movie 'The Flash'.
The standalone film about the super-fast superhero - portrayed by Ezra Miller - is scheduled to start filming following a delay in production caused by original helmer Rick Famuyiwa quitting the project due to creative differences between himself and executives at Warner Bros. Studios.
Chicago’s legendary comedy theater will returns to the Sandwich Opera House on May 20.
“The Second City: Improv All-Stars,” an irresistible hour of improvised comedy, will begin at 8 p.m. The masters of the form will astound the audience with their talent, skill and wit -- all without the aid of scripts or sets.
JUST SHAVE IT OFF, SHAVE IT OFF: Gov. Charlie Baker showed up for Granite Telecommunications’ annual “Saving by Shaving” fundraiser in Quincy. As the name of the event implies, people have their hair cut off to support the Dana-Farber Cancer Institute. This is the third year in a row Baker has had his head buzzed at Granite. Also there: Red Sox President Sam Kennedy. SAY IT AIN’T SO: Jennifer Garner and Ben Affleck are finally, legally calling it quits. Yesterday, Garner filed for divorce, with...
NEW YORK (AP) — Christian Bale said Wednesday he will play Dick Cheney in Adam McKay's upcoming biopic of the former vice president.
Bale was last week reported as being in talks to join the film that will reteam him with McKay following 2015's Oscar-nominated "The Big Short." The Oscar winner confirmed he has signed up to star in the untitled film in an interview with The Associated Press.
Downey Jr., Linklater to make film based on podcast
NEW YORK (AP) — Richard Linklater and Robert Downey Jr. are teaming up to make a film adapted from a podcast.
Megan Ellison's Annapurna Pictures announced Monday evening that it will produce the untitled film, with Linklater directing and Downey Jr. starring. It will be based on the episode "Man of the People" from the Reply All podcast. The episode, which aired in January, chronicles the true story of a doctor who scammed his way to fame and fortune, and the doctor who brought him down.
#95. Vampire Hunter D: Bloodlust
Smart Rating: 87.86U.S. Release Year: 2001Description: A millionaire hires a half-human bounty hunter to find his daughter, kidnapped by vampires in the year 12090.
#94. The Book of Life
Smart Rating: 87.91U.S. Release Year: 2014Description: Torn between family expectations and following his heart, a young man (Diego Luna) journeys through three fantastic worlds and faces his greatest fears.
Who: A gifted writer, comedian and actor, JB Smoove’s career got going in 1999 when he moved to Los Angeles and landed a recurring role on MTV’s “The Lyricist Lounge Show.” At the same time he had guest spots on “The Chris Rock Show” and “Premium Blend.” Those appearances led to his first big feature film, where he narrated and starred in the cult classic “Pootie Tang.” Smoove followed that with a co-starring role opposite Adam Sandler in “Mr. Deeds.” He later moved back to his home state of New York and began writing for NBC’s “Saturday Night Live.” He would go on to win the 2007 Writers Guild award for “Best Comedy/Variety Series” for his work on the show. On the big screen, he has appeared in “Date Night” with Steve Carell and Tina Fey, “Hall Pass,” as well as “The Sitter” with Jonah Hill and “The Dictator” opposite Sacha Baron Cohen.